Giving to Church

 

giving to church

How much does it cost to run All Saints’ Church?

All Saints’ is not just bricks, mortar, heating and lighting. Our church plays a key role in the local community as a place for worship, for gathering together to commemorate key local and national events, for holding social events to tackle loneliness and isolation and to hold fund raising events for charitable causes. The church building and churchyard are also sites of important historical significance.

To keep All Saints’ Church running costs around £60,000 a year. There is no funding from the Church of England or the State to help with these costs and costs have to be met locally through the generosity of our congregation, visitors, and friends.

Giving for Growth

As a church, we want to grow in our love for God and our love for others. An important way of expressing that is through giving. By giving our time and money, we are able to make a big difference to people of all ages and backgrounds in our church, our community and our world. Our giving is a response to God’s love for us and from a desire to share that love with our neighbours.

We rely on people generously giving time and money. Your giving enables us to work with people from all backgrounds in our local community including young people through Messy Church, families through our community events and isolated people through our social activities. It also enables us to maintain our beautiful churchyard, keeping it safe and tidy.

Whilst some people are able to give more of one than the other, both time and money are essential. Your giving is essential to ensure we can keep All Saints’ Church running for future generations.

giving money

Did you know?

  • One-off gifts have enabled us to complete projects such as improving the worship space at the front of church and providing kitchen facilities at the rear of church.
  • ​​If you are able to give regularly and/or Gift Aid, then these both help us plan more effectively for the future
  • What you give is kept confidential to the two people who administer the gifts. Not even the vicar knows!
  • The Bible encourages us to give generously and cheerfully from what we have. Many start from its benchmark of 10% of income. For some this is too difficult, whilst others are able to give much more. Paul encourages each of us to consider our own consciences and circumstances. (2 Cor 9:6-11)

how can I give?

Giving by standing order 

To make a regular or one-off gift please set up a standing order or one-off payment with your bank. You can do this either online, by phone or in person at a branch of your bank.

Our account details are:-
Church Lawton PCC
Sort Code: 16-26-19
Account No: 10059880
Reference: Your Name.

You can print and fill in this form and take it with you if you choose to set up your payment by visiting a branch of your bank. (Link to Standing Order Mandate)

We can receive £25 extra from the government for every £100 you give – if you are a taxpayer download, print, fill in and return the Gift Aid Form to us at church. (Link to Gift Aid Form)

Alternatively, you may complete our on-line Gift Aid form that once completed, goes directly to our Treasurer and Gift Aid Secretary, Harold Dowler in total confidence.

Giving on-line

You can make a donation on-line – please click the link on the picture below.

        

Giving by text

You can give to All Saints’ Church by Text.

Simply text: allsaintslawton (followed by a number between 1 and 20 to match your donation) to 70450 i.e. to donate £10, text allsaintslawton10 to 70450. Texts will cost your donated amount plus one standard rate text. No space after allsaintslawton.

After sending a donation you will receive a text back confirming the donation and asking whether you want to gift aid it. Your donation will appear on your next mobile phone bill. Some mobile networks don’t allow giving via this method, if you have problems please contact the Treasurer to arrange an alternative method.

Giving by envelope

Envelopes for either regular giving or for one-off gifts are available in church. Please ask the Treasurer (treasurer@allsaintschurchlawton.co.uk) for more information.

How Can I Give a Legacy?

Legacies are a great way of contributing to the future growth of the church. They can enable us to complete significant projects that wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
Because we are a registered charity, legacies to the church are tax free. To find out more about leaving a gift to the church in your will, you can talk to the treasurer or you can find out more general information at www.churchlegacy.org.uk where there is a leaflet you can send for or download.

If your will is relatively simple, then there are a number of charities that provide a free will-writing service – whilst they don’t require a legacy to be left to them, it is encouraged! You may want to visit: freewillsmonth.org.uk (for over-55s) or Oxfam

How Can I Give Time?

Giving your time can also make a big impact – whether it’s a few hours on a regular basis or every once in a while. There’s a lot to get involved in! Your help will be really appreciated and joining in can be a great way to get to know people too. If you would like to give more of your time, then please have a chat with the vicar or one of the Church Wardens. Thank you!


If you need any further information or assistance with any of the above, please call the Rector or contact us using the form below.

 

 

 

 

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